Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II 

After capturing a Constitution class starship from the future, the evil Mirror Universe Captain Archer attempts to become Emperor.



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Admiral Black
Ensign Kelby
Computer (voice)
Slar (voice)


Archer and his crew have taken over the Defiant and soon find out the firepower of the vessel. The Tholian ships have no chance whatsoever. There's still one problem as there seems to be a saboteur on board. Two warp regulators are stolen and Kelby is found with a reptilian bite. After Archer takes care of the problem, the Enterprise travels back into familiar space. They interfere in a battle between the rebels and the Empire. Only the Avenger is left and Captain Archer has no trouble saving it. Admiral Blake is on board and is impressed by the ship. Archer gets the idea he isn't the one who will gain the credits for this victory and once again decides to take the matter into his own hands. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Bobby Clark, who played the Gorn in the original series episode "Arena", as well as one of Pavel Chekov's guards in "Mirror, Mirror" was on the set during the filming of Archer's fight with Slar. Clark was a guest of Star Trek: Enterprise stunt coordinator Vince Deadrick, Jr., who has his own personal connection to Star Trek; he is the son of Vince Deadrick, an actor and stuntman who appeared in numerous episodes of the original series. See more »


When Archer is speaking with Admiral Gardner, the admiral moves around the room he's in, and the camera pans and moves along with him. This is the only instance in the entire series in which a bridge camera pans, and it's likely a mistake. See more »


Lt. Commander T'Pol: What's Major Reed's condition?
Dr. Phlox: Hm... At this point, he could go either way. No doubt there'll be several discreet celebrations if he should expire.
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The opening sequence is replaced with footage of various battles and a different theme song to reflect the fact that this is an alternate universe in which the Terrans are a warlike species. See more »


References Star Trek: The Menagerie: Part I (1966) See more »


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Who's on First?
31 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Good grief. The Defiant is like a bouncy ball. It's in one court then another. We will soon run out of ambitious characters to take over. At some point, I guess, someone will be smart enough to recognize that you trust no one. How did all these people get jobs? Anyway, it's a rapid fire episode with lots of action, twists, and turns. The aliens are suddenly targeted as the enemies. They have a right to defend their turf. Then they fall under the same delusions as everyone else. I guess the question we need to ask is whether or not there is any good in this universe? There is certainly a "Game of Thrones" vibe to all of this, although it predicted that serious. Even the music at the beginning has a little bit of that. It will be interesting to see what's next and if the forces of evil will be righted or do they actually become the way of the world.

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